Survivor Series is known for many historical moments; however, the one true signifying quality of the pay-per-view is the elimination tag matches.
They are always a great match to watch, and they usually contain many twists and turns.
You can usually expect them to get about thirty minutes maybe more to shine.
This year, there is only one elimination match between Team Barrett and Team Orton.
As always, the winner of this match is not easy to predict.
With so many possible angles and potential twists, I cannot with good conscious guarantee who will win.
However, it is possible to look at all the factors of the match and get a rough sense of where it could go.
So following are 10 crucial points that will affect the match and its outcome.
Hopefully, they can help everyone get a more fully realized picture of what is to come.
Sure, this isn't the first pay-per-match for any man in this match, but it will be the second one for twomen: Hunico and Mason Ryan.
Neither of these men really had a memorable first outing as Mason Ryan lost with CM Punk against Big Show and Kane while Hunico fought in a mostly panned match with Sin Cara that was known for strange lighting, botches and a dead crowd.
This night, both of these men will get a high profile match to show off their skills.
Sure, Hunico and Mason Ryan may be seen as the weakest members of their respective teams, but they have the chance to prove everyone wrong by coming out and showing their mettle.
Expect this performance to affect both of these stars going forward.
Sin Cara has a win-loss record in the WWE of 21-5. Two of those losses were in a battle royal and the Money in the Bank match. He also lost when Kofi Kingston was pinned on Friday Night SmackDown last week.
So he has only lost two singles matches in his career so far. One to Alberto Del Rio by submission and one by pinfall to Christian. At the time, Christian was about to win his second world heavyweight title, and Del Rio was the WWE champion.
That means that Sin Cara has had some serious success in WWE so far.
This means that Sin Cara will not go down easily if at all.
Expect him to last a while before being taken down by probably Wade Barrett. I can guarantee that Sin Cara will not be pinned by Hunico or Jack Swagger at least.
Though Sin Cara will be without his lighting at Survivor Series which has been the bane of his wrestling as he has lost almost every match he has wrestled without the lighting.
Until Evan Bourne comes back, Kofi Kingston seems like a fish out of water.
He has no feuds or conflicts heading into this match.
While Ziggler and Swagger have a minor conflict with the tag team champions, they are not in a direct feud with Kingston.
Just two years ago, Kofi Kingston was leading a team that beat Randy Orton's team. It is a shame that he has dropped so far as to not have any singles feuds going on.
I half expect Kofi to be the first man to be eliminated, though I would prefer seeing the rookies like Mason Ryan go out first.
I simply see the most possibilities story-wise not including Kingston.
Maybe they will actually use this opportunity to set up something more, though.
This is entirely based on the fact that regardless of who Dolph Ziggler faces on Sunday for his United States Champion he wins.
If that happens, then there are quite a few US title possibilities leading out of this match.
It is possible that Mason Ryan could pin Ziggler staking his claim for the title.
A less likely but more enticing option would see either John Morrison or Zack Ryder show up and cost Ziggler the match.
If Ryder does not get his title match on Sunday, I could see WWE sneaking him in for a huge pop from the crowd.
Regardless, this match could easily be the last PPV where Ziggler has the title whether he loses it before the match or loses it on TV to whoever costs him this match.
Does WWE plan on creating a new face star in Mason Ryan?
Do they plan on making him into a monster heel?
Are they completely done with him after this?
Based on the booking for the match, we could easily be seeing how Ryan's future will pan out.
The face team going in looks like the favorites to win this match, and, if they do, it would be huge for Ryan to be standing there with Orton or Sheamus at the end.
Even just getting an elimination or two against a fairly strong opposing team would be a good sign.
I am not sold on Ryan yet, but a good performance on Sunday would also help him look better in my and probably in many fans' eyes.
Every time Randy Orton is in a match, you can expect an RKO, but the Survivor Series matches he is in are especially filled with them.
I expect at least two heels to go down to an RKO.
In fact, I won't even discriminate.
Based upon how the match goes, anybody could be RKOed.
Maybe even everyone will be.
Just don't blink because they will almost certainly be out of nowhere.
I have heard of people wrestling two matches in a single night at a PPV.
However, until last month, I had never heard of anyone wrestling two serious title match on one PPV (not due to a Money in the Bank cash in).
Now I can say with complete confidence that I have never heard of any man being scheduled to compete in four PPV matches in one month's time.
Obviously, somebody wants Dolph Ziggler to become big.
Ziggler will probably be wrestling for at least 30 minutes at the PPV probably more if the Survivor Series match lasts a while. No one will have done more work by night's end than Dolph Ziggler.
In the end, regardless of how long he lasts in the Survivor Series match or whether he still has a title, Dolph Ziggler will look better than he ever has.
I honestly am starting to believe the possibility of a Dolph Ziggler Royal Rumble win which I have been hoping without much hope for since after last year's Royal Rumble.
WWE has been holding out for months.
They brought in Big Show to feud with Mark Henry leaving Sheamus in the dust.
Now it may finally be time for the real Sheamus-Henry feud to start.
This series between the two could be phenomenal and hard hitting, but first Sheamus has a match to wrestle at Survivor Series.
With the way WWE books stars now, Sheamus will probably lose and still be next in line to challenge, but a dominant performance at the PPV could really solidify his claim to a title shot.
Show and Henry cannot keep pulling out main event level matches. It goes against pro wrestling logic, and I won't believe it until I see it.
Adding Sheamus would makes things more exciting and unpredictable.
Wade Barrett has not lost cleanly or even lost by pinfall or submission since the Barrett Barrage has begun.
He has pinned Randy Orton and Sheamus in back-to-back weeks.
Nothing can stop Barrett at this point.
The man is finally looking like a credible threat who will probably use his momentum to lead to a legitimate shot at the Royal Rumble.
The question is how big will that momentum be.
If he is the sole survivor on Sunday, he will make a monstrous splash.
At the rate he is going, I could see it happening.
Yes, other stars have claims to Survivor Series as their PPV. Most notably, Undertaker debuted there and won his first WWE title the following year.
However, a strong case can be made for this being the Orton PPV.
Randy Orton has an impressive 6-2 record at the PPV, but he also holds several records (I point to this article for more specifics).
Most notably Randy Orton has survived four out of six of the elimination matches he has been in and been the sole survivor three times.
No one has Orton's credentials at the PPV, especially with the amount of time he has to pad the record.
Something has to give on Sunday. Either Randy Orton becomes the first man to ever survive five SS elimination matches or Barrett continues his Barrage.
Will history or the future prevail?
Thanks for reading!